Monday, October 31, 2011

A Bewitching Night

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

Macbeth ~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616)


Anonymous said...

love that poem...used to hear it when I was a! it was enough to put the creepy crawlies in a child's over imaginative brain! LOL

(and again when I was a teenager and we read Macbeth in English class)

thanks for's perfect for Halloween

Unknown said...

Frightfull scene. LOL
I love the lines from Shakespeare,
Great Halloween post.

MadSnapper said...

well this is a real HORROR, it brought back my senior year when i had to memorize this and Stand In Front of The Whole Class and recite it. I nearly died doing it. love the photo

Country Gal said...

Happy Halloween to you to, cute post,

John'aLee said...

And to think I've never heard of it before! Where have I been??

myomyohi said...

Made me smile and feel mischevious. Loved it.

YONKS said...

Brilliant, love your spooky image :-)
Happy Halloween!

George said...

Thanks for a wonderful Halloween post.

Mel said...

Awesome! Happy All Hallow's Eve to you!

Stella Jones said...

ooo loverly. I love Halloween. Have a good evening!

Susie Swanson said...

Love the poem. Happy Halloween to you..

trish said...

Happy Halloween.

Betsy Brock said... and spooky! :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I have never heard that scary creepy poem, but LOVED it!
Happy Halloween!

matron said...

I hung up the fake cobwebs and but a witches broom by the door,got in all the treats,but this year we had no callers.!! I guess all the little trick or treaters just grew up and went to parties instead.
Thanks for the spooky post.

DJan said...

OOooooo! Scary but still elegant. How do you do it?